POLICE on Tuesday arrested a laborer who hacked his 69-year old widower-father to death in what investigators said was a vendetta attack.
Jorry Paelmarin alias ‘Totong,’33, killed his own father inside their shanty in Purok 4, Barangay Violeta in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon around 9 p.m. Tuesday, said a Bukidnon Police Provincial Office report.
An initial investigation showed that the suspect hacked his father Alfredo Jr. with the use of a jungle bolo. The old man suffered 11 hack wounds in different parts of his body and was rushed to the Bukidnon Polymedic Hospital where an attending physician declared him dead upon arrival.
Bukidnon police director, Colonel Roel Laim-ing said a team of local policemen rushed to the site where they took custody of the suspect. It turned out that local barangay officials led by ‘kagawad’ Joseph Reyes arrested the suspect shortly after he killed his father.
Recovered at the crime scene was a bloodstained 23-inch long bolo and its scabbard.
A sister of the suspect said that prior to the incident, they had overheard his brother as saying he will kill their father. She said that her brother apparently had harbored an ill-feeling against their father for frequently beating him up during his childhood.
The suspect is now being held at the Malaybalay City Police Station jail facing a parricide case, said local police chief, Lieutenant Col. Jerry Tambis.